Unmade: Call for Submissions – Propeller Art Gallery

UNMADE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline June 1st, 11:00 pm, 2019

https://www.propellerartgallery.ca/unmade-curated-show.html

As a white female settler of Welsh, Scottish, and Dutch German descent, I would like to begin by acknowledging I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Currently on a self-reflexive journey of what it means to consume, make and curate on Turtle Island. In this moment of deep ecological concern and human crisis, this call emerges from a desire to become more in relation with artists and practices that move outside of colonial capitalist systems that encourage the mass production, and therefore mass destruction, of environments that sustain us.

Amanda Boetzkes, within her book The Ethics of Earth Art, explains how ecology is “predicated on the principle that every creature is connected to every element that composes the environment, so that all living things depend on the balance of a complex system of growth and decay.” Outlining how relation with the earth and withdrawal from the elemental become ethical acts during the construction and performance of early and contemporary earth art and land art, what Boetzke doesn’t deliberate on is how all art and design, by virtue of their material nature and processes, are earth or land art, as it is from our landscapes we acquire materials and it is to our landscapes most often our works return.

UNMADE invites artists to examine “unmaking as a creative act” for an exhibition @ Propeller Art Gallery, June 26 — July 14, 2019. A nudge for artists to think about materiality in a deep ecological way where land becomes objects, objects become land and land becomes human. Participants are encouraged to push past the nostalgia of existing objects; work to the small, and embrace deconstructive methods to arrive at contractions, remnants, fragments, orations, actions or instructions that dismantle our notions of art, labour and Western ideals of representation and possession to make room for new understandings of material and what has value.
Jill Price, Curator
OCT ’07  MFA’ 17

Invitation to Toller Cranston Exhibition

Toller Cranston (1949-2015)
canadian artist & champion figure skater

LOS FLORALES
Saturday, April 20th | 6-9PM
remarks 7:30pm

Celebrating the life and artistic legacy of this iconic Canadian artist and athlete, who was named Skater of the Century by the European press.

Los Florales is the first major exhibition  to   focus on Toller’s exotic and flamboyant floral paintings. 

rsvp by April 18th

to info@artworldfineart.com or 416.620.0500

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

On what would have been Toller’s 70th birthday, we are pleased to launch a new partnership with the CANADIAN OLYMPIC FOUNDATION and the  Toller Cranston Memorial Fund. Artworld Fine Art Gallery in conjunction with Phillippa Cranston Baran have committed to an annual donation to the C.O.F. in Toller’s name, to help a new generation of skaters pursue their passion.

Toller was fearless in expression, courageous in creativity, and innovative in interpretation. 

He had a determination, dedication and a desire to go where no skater had gone before.

He lived life on his terms. He found his way of being in the world and staying true to himself.

ARTWORLD FINE ART GALLERY
365 Evans Ave, Toronto | 416.620.0500

www.artworldfineart.com

 

146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition

146th OSA Open Juried Exhibition

John B. Aird Gallery:  March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019 Weekdays

Opening Reception: March 28th 6-8pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2.

List of Artists Juried In:

OSA Members:
Elizabeth Elkin, Judy Finch, Agnieszka Foltyn, Maya Foltyn, Lawrence Glazer, Cathy Groulx, Jasmine Hum, Ronald Regamey, Clare Ross, Lori Ryerson, Kari Serrao, Steven Volpe, Micheal Zarowsky.

Non OSA Members:
A.M. Benz, Lori Birbeck, Kaitlin Brough, Norman Busse, Melanie Chikofsky, Joyce Crago, Lucien Duhamel, Wayne Gascho, Colin Hill, Lisa Johnson, Deborah Kanfer, Jean-Christian Knaff, Claude Miceli, Richard Mongiat, Guiseppe Morano, Chris Myhr, Neli Nenkova, Teodora Pica, Christina Sealey, Graeme Skelton, Michael Stecky, Dara Vandor, Elayne Windsor.

Award Winners:

Best of Show:  Graeme Skelton, “Hidden Layer # 6″, 2017,  Oil on canvas, 60” x 48”

Life Member’s Award:  Elayne Windsor, “Beyond Orion”, 2018, Mixed media collage using new and reclaimed paper, 48″ x 48“

Toose Award: Giuseppe Morano, “Congratulations) … (My condolences”, 2018,  Ink, acrylic on canvas, 72″  x 56”

Day and Night Woodworking Award:  Michael Stecky, “Snowman and Friends, The River Dal, Winter Retreat, Snow Covered Bridge”, 2018, Found objects, spray paint, 30″ x 21”

DeSerres Award: Steven Volpe OSA, “Balzac’s Cafe”,  2018 , Oil on canvas
32.5″  x 36.75”

Curry’s Award:  Micheal Zarowsky OSA, “Autumn on the Pond 1″, 2018,  Mixed media on wood panel, 43” x 32”

Above Ground Award: Agnieszka Foltyn OSA, “Horizons”, 2019, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 86 x 59”

Japaneses Paper Place Award:  Melanie Chikofsky, “Specimen 1”, 2018, Linen & flax pulp Paper. glass. winterstone base, 22” x 10”

2019 Eleanor Besen Award: We are very proud to announce that the late Tony Vander Voet, a beloved Past President, is the recipient of this award.

2019 Ethel Raicus Award : We are also pleased to announce Katie Luu as the winner of this award for  her sculpture “Tremble”, Plaster of Paris, 36″ x 12″ x 8”, NFS.

Jurors: Odon Wagner, David Liss, Diana Bennett

odon wagner, owner of odon wagner galleries, toronto

Owner of Odon Wagner Galleries, Toronto
Born in Hungary, Odon Wagner’s passion for fine art was nurtured as a student in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated an Akademischer Konservator (Professional Conservator) after four years of training. His education led to work in the conservation departments of well regarded institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vienna Prehistoric Institute, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In 1969, Odon established The Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto’s premier gallery for historic art, specializing in 18th and 19th Century European paintings, as well as in work by Modern Masters. The gallery, which has also shown international contemporary work for over twenty years, has recently expanded; Odon Wagner Contemporary, on Davenport Road, spreads over 5000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space to showcase their collection of fine Canadian and International contemporary artists.

David Liss – Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Coming from Montreal in 2000, David Liss saw an opportunity to bring a contemporary art museum to Canada’s largest city. As Director and Curator, he transformed the MOCCA (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art ) into a juggernaut of the Toronto Art Scene. Liss engineered a move from North York to Toronto’s vibrant Queen West arts community in 2005. Today, David Liss, Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has now seen his dream come true with the newly renovated dynamic space that is the permanent home of MOCA. At 55,000 square feet spread over five floors, the new facility is five times the size of its former Queen West location. Liss’s vision and the open mandate at the MOCCA, which he crafted, has cemented Toronto, and Canada’s status as a cultural centerpieces in the contemporary art world.

Diana Bennett – Artist, Designer, Story Teller, OSA member and past President

Diana Bennett, with a U of T Masters degree in Art History is also a former teacher and arts administrator who has worked to establish the role of the arts in Ontario throughout her long and distinguished career. A former senior executive with TVOntario and the Zoo, she has sat on a number of Boards including the University of Toronto Art Museum, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation, Canada Publishing, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and in 2017 was president of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Diana works in both two dimensional and three dimensional works using fabric, thread, wire, glass, mirror, seeds, shellac flakes, stones, bones, photo transfer and resin. Her series and installations are autobiographical. She has been exhibiting over five decades with solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec at galleries such as Gallery O (Olga Korper), Baas, Albert White, Kerozene, Engine and Walnut Contemporary, and has works in private and public collections in Canada and the US.

SCOPO Magazine Cover Art, Toronto

From SCOPO Magazine:


Hi, we’re launching an ad-free printed periodical called SCOPO Magazine that highlights the passionate and purposeful work being done by artists, organizations and leaders in our community. Our mandate is to elevate these change makers and give them a platform on which to tell their remarkable stories. This is a passion project for us and is not for profit.

We are currently holding an open call for submissions for the cover art of the inaugural issue of SCOPO. We kindly ask if we can submit our call for entries to you, to be shared with your audience. Thank you!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Are you an artist or photographer in Toronto? We’re holding a contest for the cover art of SCOPO’s first issue and, we’re looking for you! Submissions can be in any medium, but they must convey the theme PRINT IS NOT DEAD.

What is SCOPO? SCOPO is a printed, full-colour, ad-free periodical that focuses on the good things going on in our city. SCOPO tells the stories of people, causes and artists in Toronto who are living their passions and their purpose every day, and giving back to their communities. SCOPO is purpose on paper.

Our first issue will be distributed across the city, and if you’re interested in being part of it, submit a PDF version of your work to info@imprintmg.com by Friday, March 15, 2019. We will follow up with the winner and the runners-up directly. We can’t wait to hear from you!

First prize: your work featured as the covert art of SCOPO’s inaugural issue, an artist profile inside the front cover, and $300 cash. 10 runners-up will all have their work featured on the back cover. Everyone who submits their work will be named and credited in the first issue.

– Janice ( jliu@imprintmg.com )

Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition, Kirkland Lake

Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition. Presented by the Contemporary Art Exhibition Committee. Call for Submissions now open!

The Contemporary Art Exhibition Committee: The primary focus of this contemporary group is to hold an Annual Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition. The intent of the Contemporary Art Exhibition is to bring contemporary art to Kirkland Lake and the Timiskaming district with the participation of both local and international artists. The Exhibit has two components: 1. International guest artist(s) talk/demonstration/display and 2. A call for submissions from local/international artists as inspired by the theme. Every year we seek an international artist(s) whose work explores different media (painting, sculpture, drawing, or performance, etc., or a combination of them). The second major event hosted by the club is the Contemporary Art Fundraising Gala held in October each year.

Exhibition & Awards:
The Juried Exhibition will be held from April 5th to May 4th with the Opening Ceremony and Artist Talk to be held on Saturday, April 6th from 1pm-3 pm. A maximum of three awards of excellence will be given as deemed by the jurors (listed in Call for Submissions).

Please read the Call for Submissions fully for more details.

http://museumkl.com/assets/announcements/2019%20Call%20to%20Artists.pdf

Call for Entry: 2019 Whitby Art Show

We have received a call for entry to the Whitby Art Show, a juried art exhibition and sale that will be part of the 2019 Whitby Ribfest in July.  The event is being presented by the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise.

For full details and to submit your entry, please visit http://whitbyribfest.com/art/

Art Show and Sale dates:  Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location:  the Whitby Art Show tent located at Victoria Fields (directly across from Iroquois Sports Centre)
Entry deadline: May 1, 2019

2019 Whitby Art Show
2019 Whitby Art Show

Colborne Art Gallery’s 7th Annual Juried Show

Members of The Colborne Art Gallery invite you to participate in its Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, open to all emerging and established artists (with the exception of Colborne Art Gallery members).

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday May 4th to Sunday June 9th, 2019.

Application Deadline: Tuesday April 2, 2019.

All visual art forms will be considered: painting, drawing, mixed media photography, printmaking, sculpture, fibre, glass, fine jewelry, ceramics, metal, woodwork and digital media. Work must be original.

The Colborne Art Gallery provides a unique, light-filled space in a wonderful historic building where artworks will be viewed by its loyal patrons and friends.

For more information on how to apply, go to the Gallery’s Open Juried Exhibition page.

You can also download their prospectus for the 7th Annual Show (PDF format).

Call for Projects: Phénomena Festival 2019

We received the following call for entry from Les Filles électriques in Montreal:

Interdisciplinary company Les Filles électriques has launched its call for projects for Phénomena Festival 2019. Phénomena takes place in Montreal and offers a platform and laboratory to emerging or established artists who work with the unclassifiable, unconventional, or experimental. We feature works of dance, music, theatre, and the digital and visual arts by artists who question their discipline and are looking to experiment with new forms, in both English and French. After seventeen years, Les Filles électriques and its festival has managed to leave their mark on Canada’s artistic and cultural landscape.

We often receive project proposals from artists based in Montreal and we are keen on receiving proposals by artists from other Canadian provinces.

Here is the link for the submission details and requirements : http://suivi.lnk01.com/v/443/00ec3c5367a99e264bbe1d4715309e2fa60b771737af984d

Here is the link for the call for projects event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/569210780190722/ .

Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project – Call for Entries 2019

http://www.brainproject.ca/create-a-brain/

The Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project is the Toronto art installation that took the city by storm in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018. Brain sculptures designed by a diverse group of artists were placed on display in high-traffic areas such as Nathan Phillips Square and the Distillery District.

Now, we’re getting ready to begin creating for 2019. We want to know what’s in your brain! In the summer of 2019 we will be beautifying our streetscapes by placing another set of unique sculptures on display, and we’re calling all artists to submit their concepts for consideration.